Happy Christmas From Sawmillers

16 Dec

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe that Christmas is just 9 sleeps away and I expect you are all running around madly like me preparing for the holiday.

The Quilt Festival Registration Form and Challenge details are now available on the Stonestead blog


so print them off let us have your entries after the 12th January 2012.

We have had some new fabric in though and it is lovely, by Moda and is called Etchings and Pannier, so is part of the French General grouping. I have already cut a little for me to do hexagons over the holiday, you have to be prepared in case you have time on your hands!!

I am still making aprons, these would be great to make for gifts not just for Christmas but birthdays too.

Last night saw some  of the Wednesday and Thursday night ladies get together for a Christmas celebration, Helen organised this and we all had a great time with lots of laughing and hilarity, I have put the pictures below and I know there are a couple of girls I have missed out, so sorry but you were in mid mouthful!!! Maryke and Sue

Helen and Michelle

Moira, Annette, Feona, and Nina

Saskia at the head of the table

We have also had an end of year shared dinner for the Baltimore class, this was a great way to finish the course and we all enjoyed seeing the almost finished blocks, so if you want to join in next year register for the class  at the Class Preview Evening on Saturday 11th February.

The Official Greeters were trimmed for the long hot summer we are supposed to be having and at the moment look like Jack Russells, I keep saying to myself that there is only a week between a good and and a bad haircut!!

Finally before I finish this final blog for 2011 I have decided to tell you all about my own personal news, firstly my son James is now Dr James Matthews PhD in Bio Medicine having graduated on Tuesday, I was a very proud mother, James has worked tirelessly to attain this qualification and his godparents and myself were very thrilled to see him being presented with his PhD by the Chancellor of Victoria University.

My other news is that on the same day my daughter Georgina and her partner Ferry became engaged in London,  this was great news for all the family too, although I wasn’t able to give big hugs personally I sent them lots remotely! but  I have seen pictures of the ring ( isn’t technology great!) and now we all wait to hear details.

So this week has been great for me both from  Sawmillers and Matthews, and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the friends of Sawmillers for your kind thoughts, flowers, cards, baking and telephone calls I received in September, I really appreciated everything and count myself very lucky to know such wonderful people.

Kevin, myself and the Official Greeters wish you all a wonderful holiday and New Year and we look forward to seeing you when Sawmillers re-opens  on Thursday 12th January at 10.00am, when we may received the scrumptious new fabric that we have ordered!

Until 2012, Happy Quilting


5 Responses to “Happy Christmas From Sawmillers”

  1. Jenny Benton 16 December, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Hi Yvonne

    Enjoy your well deserved Christmas break, and have a Happy Christmas. Congratulations to both your son and daughter on their respective good news.

    • Yvonne Matthews 16 December, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

      Thank you, Jenny

  2. Ineke Kruger 16 December, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Congratulations to both you and your son James.
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and and a prosperous New Jear.

    Thank you for all your love and kindness


    • Yvonne Matthews 16 December, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

      It is a pleasure Happy Christmas & New Year to you all too

  3. Marjorie Dawson 19 December, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    OOOh so we can say ‘Is there a Real Genuine Hard Working DOCTOR in the house” 🙂 Well done that man!!

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